Couple of questions from a relatively new player

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Couple of questions from a relatively new player

Post by Dev disco » Tue, 26. Jan 21, 12:55

Hello,

I have been playing Rebirth as my first X game for a few weeks now. I am really hooked!
I have collected a few questions along the way (many more were answered by browsing forums).

1. Can you assign commands straight into the area of a ship?
The way the map works (for me) is infuriating. Everything I want to do needs a lot of clicks because I am the center of the universe, not the object I want to manage. Is there a way that I can simply say, for instance: patrol the area you are currently in, dear Taranis? Now I always have to start looking for the zone in question from the spot I am in myself.

2. How can you set Defence Officers to aggressive escort?
I have seen comments about managing your DO's, but I can't find a way to do it.

3. What is the setting to have station build resources pop up in the trade list?
Is it "I provide" or "You deal with it" when the Architect starts? And can you change the setting later on? I really prefer the trade list variant, checking the Resource Status all the time is tiresome.

4. Providing resources missions
I have a mission that asks me to provide Interceptor drones to the Solar Thingy in Fervid Corona, but I never ever saw that station ask for them in Trade Offers. How do I get my URVs delivered?

5. Blablabla forgodsake stop it!
When I try to board a big ship, say a Destroyer I, I destroy its weapons one by one, using the components list. It's already quite a challenge, but the neverending babble that fills up my monitor makes it near impossible at times. Is there a way to force just one view (in this case the ship I selected) on the monitor? I use the autoloot script, which is the main pain in the bum, along with trader ship messages.

6. What's on my monitor?
I noticed that the ship and station views on my monitor vary. I like the one that shows me the shield and hull of a ship, but I often get one that just shows the name. Same with station, I like the one that shows me how much I discovered of it, but I often don't see it. Is there a toggle for this kind of stuff?

7. Ships missing on Property Owned
I have a few Titurels that do not show up on the Property List, unless assigned to me or another ship. I see them in the map, they show up in the logs and trade lists. Adding and removing to/from my squad doesn't help. Any clue?

Last evening I had my most up/down-time with Rebirth... I went hunting for my first Xenon I. I found one in FOO, stripped it from its weapons, got mauled by its rockets quite a few times, but in the end it seemed to calm down and that's when I found out it wasn't boardable. I was a bit disappointed, to say the least, so I used Simoons Lantern to make it mine. It didn't feel right, so I went back for revenge, and yes: there was another, boardable, Xenon I! First attempt went bad for me, I got completely mauled by the rockets. Second try: it immediately surrendered when I accidentally shot it while dealing with its escort. In sort: I vill be bak!

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Re: Couple of questions from a relatively new player

Post by Alan Phipps » Tue, 26. Jan 21, 13:23

"Second try: it immediately surrendered when I accidentally shot it while dealing with its escort." OK then you're not playing vanilla if you have capital bailing. That makes it really hard to give you accurate gameplay advice. - Not that this friendly and helpful forum membership won't try anyway. :)

I'll start with point 7. There are filters for the property screen with lots of toggle tickboxes as to what is and isn't shown. Have a play with those until you get what you like to be shown. I think the options are under the last tab along the top of the property screen legend. (I cannot check as I'm not playing XR now.)
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Re: Couple of questions from a relatively new player

Post by Dev disco » Tue, 26. Jan 21, 15:49

Thanks!

#7 may be some bugginess introduced by a mod, I will try those filters, didn't know they were available. EDIT: can't find them. Do you mean there is a mod for them?
The rest of my questions has little to do with bugs or whatever, they are simply "is it me, or do I miss something?" questions. There are so many buttons in this game...

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Re: Couple of questions from a relatively new player

Post by Alan Phipps » Tue, 26. Jan 21, 16:48

Ooops - I think that filters business was me thinking back to X3AP. :oops:

I'll leave it to somebody currently playing XR. I think there was something in Settings, Game Options to do with showing 'ships in (or not in?) squads' but that affects the trade menu rather than the property menu - or so I think.
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